I love hiking. It's a good release for me and it gets me outside which helps my depression. Unfortunately, I am clumsy! I left Friday for a two nighter. We went up near the Needles. We had a blast, for a winter hike. One of the group's members tests new technology for REI so we were very comfortable. The last day of our trek, the same guy decided he wanted to try out a new wet suit thing he'd bought so we went to Peppermint Creek. The lower part of the creek is a series of granite swimming holes. I wasn't getting in the water but I wanted to watch him try it so I jumped across the creek. It turned out to be a very bad idea because I slipped on some smooth, wet rock/ice and my left foot went into a space between two rocks. My body kept going with the momentum of my jump and my tibia and fibia cracked.
I have really bad luck or make very stupid decisions, maybe both.
The good news, if you want to call it that, is that I had to go to a County Hospital because that's where the medivac people took me and there was a great social worker there. When I explained my situation to her, she went to work yesterday and got me enrolled in a few programs to help with the bills and I'll only end up spending a few hundred for all of this (with a payment plan, even!). I'm really glad she was on duty when I came in because I think it's going to be okay financially.
In the meantime, I'm going to classes and I actually feel pretty good. It doesn't hurt as much as I thought it would. It's less painful than my throat surgery, go figure.
I just wanted to explain my absense from the blog. I'm sure I'll write more later because I won't be going anywhere beside class this week.